The welfare of the children in our care is paramount and all staff are trained in child protection issues and know the procedures they must follow to ensure the best outcomes for every child in their care. We believe that all children have the right to be happy, safe and to learn. This is a responsibility that everyone at New Hinksey primary takes seriously.
We believe that:
- The welfare of children is paramount
- All children, regardless of age, culture, disability, gender, language, race, religion and sexual identity, have the right to be protected from harm
To this end, all our staff have a duty to take any allegations or suspicions of abuse seriously and respond to them swiftly and appropriately. Our staff are responsible for reporting any concerns to the designated safeguarding leads at school as soon as possible. We work closely with other agencies such as health authorities, social services and the police to ensure we fulfil our obligations to the children in our care. As already stated, our first concern is the well-being of the children. We are as open and honest as we can be in these matters and will discuss any issues with parents, however there are occasions when we have to consult other agencies before we contact parents/carers.